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T. Edwards Practices

Quarterback Trent Edwards participated in the Buffalo Bills' practice today. He probably will play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Detroit Lions. Edwards missed one game because of a bruised thigh suffered in a practice-field collision with tailback Marshawn Lynch on a handoff....

 

By Mark Maske | August 26, 2008; 05:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

T. Edwards Out of Bills' Lineup This Weekend

Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards is to miss Sunday night's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. He hasn't practiced since suffering a bruise on his right leg just above the knee in a backfield collision with tailback Marshawn Lynch during a drill Tuesday. J.P. Losman is to replace Edwards...

 

By Mark Maske | August 22, 2008; 04:04 PM ET | Comments (5)

Bills QB Hurt During Drill

Quarterback Trent Edwards left the Buffalo Bills' practice Tuesday night after suffering a bruised thigh in a backfield collision with tailback Marshawn Lynch. Edwards and Lynch collided on a handoff during a drill, and Edwards remained on the ground for several minutes before walking to the locker room. The...

 

By Mark Maske | August 20, 2008; 09:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

No Sellout For Bills in Toronto

The announced attendance at the Buffalo Bills' preseason game Thursday night in Toronto was 48,434. That was about 5,000 shy of capacity at Rogers Centre. It was the first of eight home games that the Bills are scheduled to play in Toronto over a five-year span. The next one...

 

By Mark Maske | August 15, 2008; 09:37 AM ET | Comments (1)

Quarterback Updates

Some quarterback updates for teams on which the starter is less than certain... Baltimore... The guess here is that the Ravens will keep rookie Joe Flacco on the bench for a little while and choose Troy Smith over Kyle Boller as the temporary starter until Flacco is ready to...

 

By Mark Maske | August 14, 2008; 08:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Play in Toronto Tonight

The Toronto Experiment begins tonight for the Buffalo Bills. The Bills are scheduled to play eight home games over the next five seasons in Toronto, beginning with this evening's preseason contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Some followers of the team have been fearful since the arrangement was announced that...

 

By Mark Maske | August 14, 2008; 08:17 AM ET | Comments (1)

Pennington Chase Under Way

CLEVELAND--A half-dozen teams are said to have expressed interest in just-released Jets quarterback Chad Pennington. An NFL source said that Pennington's representatives had heard from the Chiefs, Bills, Raiders, Panthers, Dolphins and Giants. The Chiefs were an obvious suitor because they're coached by former Jets coach Herman Edwards. The...

 

By Mark Maske | August 7, 2008; 10:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Add Linebacker

The Buffalo Bills signed free agent linebacker Donnie Spragan. He spent the last three seasons with the Miami Dolphins and had previous stints with the New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos....

 

By Mark Maske | August 2, 2008; 11:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Goodell on Favre, M. Lynch

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said today that he will not serve as a mediator in the dispute between the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Brett Favre. "From my standpoint, these are decisions that the team and Brett are going to have to make individually based on what their desires...

 

By Mark Maske | July 28, 2008; 04:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Sign McKelvin

It's down to three unsigned first-round draft choices. The Buffalo Bills have signed cornerback Leodis McKelvin, the 11th overall selection in April. Left unsigned are the draft's Nos. 7, 8 and 9 picks: Saints defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis, Jaguars defensive end Derrick Harvey and Bengals linebacker Keith Rivers....

 

By Mark Maske | July 27, 2008; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

J. Peters Holding Out From Bills' Camp

Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters is holding out from the Buffalo Bills' training camp. Peters is under contract but wants a new deal. He didn't report to camp as scheduled Thursday and wasn't on the field for the team's opening practice of camp this morning. The Bills have...

 

By Mark Maske | July 25, 2008; 10:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Portion of Highway Near Bills' Stadium Named for Russert

President Bush has signed a bill naming a portion of a highway near Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., the home of the Buffalo Bills, after late television newsman Tim Russert. Russert was an avid Bills fan....

 

By Mark Maske | July 23, 2008; 01:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Extend Contact of Starting Guard B. Butler

The Buffalo Bills announced that they've extended the contract of guard Brad Butler, a starter last season on the right side of the offensive line. He had two years remaining on his original NFL contract. The Bills also announced that they'd signed tight end Derek Fine, a fourth-round draft...

 

By Mark Maske | June 25, 2008; 06:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Plea Deal in M. Lynch Case

According to reports by Buffalo-area media outlets, attorneys have reached a deal in the Marshawn Lynch case. The Buffalo Bills tailback reportedly will plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from a hit-and-run accident last month in which his vehicle was involved. A woman was injured in the accident....

 

By Mark Maske | June 20, 2008; 06:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Settlement Possible in M. Lynch Case

Attorneys reportedly are trying to negotiate a settlement in the hit-and-run case involving Buffalo Bills tailback Marshawn Lynch. The Buffalo News reported that grand jury testimony scheduled for today was postponed. Lynch's vehicle reportedly was involved in a hit-and-run accident last month in which a woman was injured. It...

 

By Mark Maske | June 20, 2008; 01:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Mourn Russert

The Buffalo Bills have issued a statement about the death of newsman Tim Russert, a huge fan of his hometown team. The Bills' statement says: "The Buffalo Bills organization is devastated in hearing the news of the passing of Tim Russert. Tim, as everyone knows, was a tremendous Bills...

 

By Mark Maske | June 14, 2008; 03:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Three Bills Players Subpoenaed in Lynch Case

Three Buffalo Bills players reportedly have been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury in the hit-and-run case involving Bills tailback Marshawn Lynch. The Buffalo News reported that the players are offensive lineman Christian Gaddis and rookie wide receivers James Hardy and Steve Johnson. A grand jury has been...

 

By Mark Maske | June 13, 2008; 10:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

J. Peters Skipping Bills' Minicamp

Left tackle Jason Peters is skipping the Buffalo Bills' mandatory minicamp that opened Wednesday. Peters has three seasons remaining on a five-year, $20.1 million contract that pays him a salary of $3.25 million next season. He wants a raise after a Pro Bowl season and has missed all of...

 

By Mark Maske | June 12, 2008; 10:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

No Resolution Yet in Case Involving Bills' Lynch

The status of Buffalo Bills tailback Marshawn Lynch remained unclear after a meeting Monday between his attorney and prosecutors. Lynch's vehicle reportedly was involved in a hit-and-run accident May 31 that injured a woman. It hasn't been established whether Lynch was driving, and participants in Monday's meeting said that...

 

By Mark Maske | June 10, 2008; 01:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Set Fifteen-Year High for Season Ticket Sales

The Buffalo Bills announced today that they've surpassed 50,000 season tickets sold for next season. The total is the team's highest since 1993, the Bills said, and surpasses last season's total by about 1,800. The ticket-selling success comes at a time when questions have been raised about the franchise's...

 

By Mark Maske | May 22, 2008; 02:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

M. Stroud Traded to Bills

The Jacksonville Jaguars have traded defensive tackle Marcus Stroud to the Buffalo Bills for third- and fifth-round draft choices. The trade market continues to be dominated by defensive tackles. The Green Bay Packers traded Corey Williams to the Cleveland Browns for a second-round pick. The Carolina Panthers traded Kris...

 

By Mark Maske | March 1, 2008; 05:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Losman Wants Out of Buffalo

Quarterback J.P. Losman is lobbying publicly to get out of Buffalo after losing the Bills' starting job this season to rookie Trent Edwards. Losman's agent, Gary Wichard, told the Associated Press that Losman would like to be traded. Losman has one season remaining on his contract with the Bills....

 

By Mark Maske | January 5, 2008; 10:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

Levy Says It Was Simply Time to Move On

Marv Levy's resignation today as general manager of the Buffalo Bills came 10 years to the day after he resigned as the team's coach. Levy said in a written statement issued by the Bills: "Following the 2005 NFL football season, Mr. Wilson and I agreed that I would return...

 

By Mark Maske | December 31, 2007; 01:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Levy Tells Bills He's Resigning as General Manager

Marv Levy informed the Buffalo Bills today that he's resigning as the team's general manager. The Hall of Fame coach returned to the franchise that he once led to four Super Bowl appearances to serve as its general manager the last two seasons. Levy, 82, reportedly plans to return...

 

By Mark Maske | December 31, 2007; 11:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Levy Reportedly Leaving Bills

A Buffalo television station is reporting that Marv Levy will step down as general manager of the Buffalo Bills to head back into retirement. WIVB-TV reported that the decision was mutual between Levy, 82, and the team and an announcement could be made this week. The Hall of Fame...

 

By Mark Maske | December 30, 2007; 07:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

K. Everett Might Attend Bills' Home Finale

Injured Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett reportedly might attend the team's home finale Sunday against the New York Giants. Everett suffered a life-threatening spinal cord injury while making a tackle on a kickoff in the season-opening game but is rehabilitating in Houston and reportedly has regained the ability...

 

By Mark Maske | December 20, 2007; 11:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Losing Offensive Boss

The Buffalo Bills are losing offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild, who has agreed to become the head coach at Colorado State, his alma mater. Fairchild first is to finish the season with the Bills before leaving. "I am honored by the opportunity to return to Colorado State University as head...

 

By Mark Maske | December 12, 2007; 10:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

K. Everett Reportedly Regains Ability to Walk

Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett, who suffered a life-threatening spinal cord injury in the opening game of the season, reportedly has regained the ability to walk. The Associated Press quoted a person close to the family as saying that Everett is walking on his own at a Houston...

 

By Mark Maske | December 7, 2007; 04:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

M. Lynch to Test Ankle in Practice Today

The Buffalo Bills could have back rookie tailback Marshawn Lynch this weekend. Lynch has missed three games because of a severe ankle sprain but is scheduled to test the injury in practice today. He was the NFL's fifth-leading rusher when he got hurt. The Bills have gone 1-2 without...

 

By Mark Maske | December 6, 2007; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Going Back to T. Edwards as Starter at Quarterback

The Buffalo Bills are switching starting quarterbacks for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. Rookie Trent Edwards is back in as the starter, and J.P. Losman is benched. Coach Dick Jauron announced the change today. Jauron has gone back and forth between Losman and Edwards all season because of...

 

By Mark Maske | November 26, 2007; 08:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Will Be Without M. Lynch Tonight

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.--The Buffalo Bills, as expected, will be without rookie tailback Marshawn Lynch when they face the unbeaten New England Patriots here tonight. Lynch is on the Bills' inactive list. He didn't practice all week because of a sprained ankle suffered last weekend, although the Bills hadn't officially...

 

By Mark Maske | November 18, 2007; 07:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Likely to be Without M. Lynch Against Patriots

The Buffalo Bills probably will be without rookie tailback Marshawn Lynch when they host the unbeaten New England Patriots on Sunday night. Lynch missed Wednesday's practice because of a sprained ankle suffered last weekend. He is the NFL's fifth-leading rusher. Anthony Thomas and Dwayne Wright likely will split carries...

 

By Mark Maske | November 15, 2007; 09:37 AM ET | Comments (1)

Losman Remains Bills Starter

The Buffalo Bills announced that J.P. Losman will remain their starting quarterback for a third straight week. They host the unbeaten New England Patriots on Sunday night....

 

By Mark Maske | November 13, 2007; 06:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Hopeful of Having M. Lynch Against Patriots

Buffalo Bills Coach Dick Jauron said during a news conference he's hopeful that the team will have rookie tailback Marshawn Lynch available for this weekend's game against the unbeaten New England Patriots. Lynch suffered a sprained ankle during Sunday's narrow victory over the winless Miami Dolphins. He is the...

 

By Mark Maske | November 12, 2007; 03:00 PM ET | Comments (2)

Losman Keeping Bills' Starting Job This Week

J.P. Losman is keeping the Buffalo Bills' starting quarterback job for at least another week, Coach Dick Jauron announced. Injuries have led Jauron to switch back and forth between Losman and rookie Trent Edwards. Losman has engineered consecutive victories since Edwards suffered a sprained wrist....

 

By Mark Maske | November 6, 2007; 11:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Patriots-Bills Flexed to Prime Time on Nov. 18

NBC is using its first flexible-scheduling move of the season to try to cash in on the success of the New England Patriots. The network and the league announced today that the Patriots-Buffalo Bills game on Nov. 18 has been moved to the prime-time slot at 8:15 p.m....

 

By Mark Maske | November 5, 2007; 05:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Losman Named Bills' Starter This Week

The Buffalo Bills named J.P. Losman their starting quarterback for this week. Rookie Trent Edwards is sidelined by a sprained right wrist....

 

By Mark Maske | October 30, 2007; 07:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Losman Could Reclaim Starting Job in Buffalo

Former Buffalo Bills starter J.P. Losman could get the starting job back this week because rookie quarterback Trent Edwards suffered a sprained wrist in Sunday's win over the New York Jets. The Bills plan to make a decision on Edwards's playing status later in the week....

 

By Mark Maske | October 29, 2007; 07:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

T. Edwards Keeps Starting Job in Buffalo

Rookie quarterback Trent Edwards is keeping the Buffalo Bills' starting job. Coach Dick Jauron reaffirmed that Tuesday in a written announcement released by the team. Last week, Jauron had named Edwards the starter over J.P. Losman but had attached the disclaimer that his quarterback decision applied to only last...

 

By Mark Maske | October 24, 2007; 07:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Owners Supportive of Bills' Proposal to Play Some Games in Toronto

PHILADELPHIA--The NFL's franchise owners began discussions of a proposal by the Buffalo Bills to play a limited number of their home games in Toronto. The Bills have received state and county approval of the proposal, which they say is designed to increase the franchise's regional appeal. The measure also...

 

By Mark Maske | October 23, 2007; 01:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills to Present Toronto Plan to Owners

The Buffalo Bills have received county and state approval of their proposal to play one preseason and one regular season home game in Toronto annually, beginning next year. Next up is approval by the NFL. The Bills are scheduled to present the plan to the league's franchise owners during...

 

By Mark Maske | October 22, 2007; 10:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Say They're Seeking Permission to Play Some Games in Toronto

The Buffalo Bills announced today that they're seeking approval to play a preseason game in Toronto next summer and a regular season game in the Canadian city as early as 2009. The games would be played at the Rogers Center, formerly called the SkyDome. The Bills' lease requires them...

 

By Mark Maske | October 18, 2007; 12:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

K. Everett Says He's Determined to Continue Progressing in Rehabilitation

Injured Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett said he's "determined" to continue the progress he's made since suffering a life-threatening spinal cord injury in the opening game of the season. "I have shown significant progress in my recovery," Everett said in a written statement. "But I am also fully...

 

By Mark Maske | October 17, 2007; 07:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Reportedly Sticking With T. Edwards as Starter at Quarterback

The Buffalo Bills reportedly are sticking with rookie Trent Edwards as their starting quarterback this week. Edwards started the last two games, with J.P. Losman sidelined by a knee injury. Losman has resumed practicing and is healthy enough to return to the lineup but Coach Dick Jauron has decided...

 

By Mark Maske | October 16, 2007; 10:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

More Progress in K. Everett's Rehabilitation

Injured Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett has been able to hold himself up briefly on a walker and use his feet to push himself around while in a wheelchair, the Associated Press reported. A Buffalo television station, WIVB, reported that Everett's progress at a Houston hospital has left...

 

By Mark Maske | October 16, 2007; 06:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Quarterback Controversy Brewing in Buffalo

The Buffalo Bills are on their bye week but could have a quarterback controversy brewing. J.P. Losman participated in Wednesday's practice and seems close to being ready to play after missing two games because of a sprained knee. But Coach Dick Jauron hasn't said whether Losman will regain his...

 

By Mark Maske | October 11, 2007; 06:30 AM ET | Comments (2)

Bills Lose P. Price for Season

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Peerless Price was scheduled to undergo surgery today to have a disk injury in his neck repaired and likely will miss the remainder of the season. Price will be the eighth Bills player, including four starters, to be placed on the injured reserve list. He...

 

By Mark Maske | October 5, 2007; 03:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Wilfork Appealing Fine for Hit on Losman

New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork told a Boston radio station that he's appealing his $12,500 fine for a low hit that injured Buffalo Bills quarterback J.P. Losman. Wilfork maintains that he was pushed into Losman by a Bills blocker. Losman suffered a sprained knee on the hit...

 

By Mark Maske | October 3, 2007; 10:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Wilfork Fined for Hit That Injured Losman

The NFL fined New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork $12,500 for a low hit last weekend that injured Buffalo Bills quarterback J.P. Losman. Wilfork was penalized on the play. Losman suffered a sprained knee and is to miss at least two weeks. Rookie Trent Edwards has taken over...

 

By Mark Maske | September 28, 2007; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Losman's Sprained Knee Leaves Bills With Rookie T. Edwards Starting at Quarterback

Buffalo Bills quarterback J.P. Losman is to miss at least two weeks because of a sprained knee. Rookie Trent Edwards takes over as the starter, and the Bills signed Craig Nall as a backup. The team placed rookie linebacker Paul Posluszny on the injured reserve list, ending his season,...

 

By Mark Maske | September 24, 2007; 07:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Everett Being Moved to Houston Hospital

Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett is being moved today to a Houston hospital to continue his rehabilitation from the life-threatening spinal cord injury that he suffered while making a tackle on a kickoff during the opening game of the season against the Denver Broncos. Everett lives in Houston...

 

By Mark Maske | September 21, 2007; 10:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

Everett Reportedly Could Be Transferred to Houston Hospital

There reportedly are arrangements being made to transfer Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett to a Houston-area hospital so that he can be near his home for his rehabilitation. The Associated Press reported that the move could come by the end of this week. Everett grew up in Port...

 

By Mark Maske | September 19, 2007; 05:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Everett Has "Some Movement" In Both Hands, According to Bills

Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett has regained "some movement" in both his hands, according to the team's medical director. "When examined Sunday evening, Kevin demonstrated increased strength in the muscles of his legs," John Marzo said in a written statement released by the Bills. "In addition, he was...

 

By Mark Maske | September 17, 2007; 05:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Everett's Doctors Guardedly Optimistic But Say He Still Has a Long Way to Go to Walk Again

Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett has regained some movement in his legs but little in his arms and none in his hands, his doctors said today, indicating they didn't expect him to walk anytime soon but were guardedly optimistic he might be able to do so someday. The...

 

By Mark Maske | September 12, 2007; 08:22 PM ET | Comments (2)

Prognosis Reportedly Improves for Everett

Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett had voluntary movement in his arms and legs today and was experiencing only a small amount of swelling in his spinal cord, a Buffalo television station reported. "We may be witnessing a minor miracle," orthopedic surgeon Andrew Cappuccino said, according to WIVB-TV. The...

 

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2007; 07:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Surgeon Says Everett's Injury Is Life-Threatening and He's Unlikely to Walk Again

Kevin Everett, a reserve tight end for the Buffalo Bills, suffered a life-threatening spinal cord injury when he collided headfirst with a Denver Broncos ballcarrier while making a tackle on a kickoff during a game Sunday in Buffalo and is likely to be at least partially paralyzed, the orthopedic...

 

By Mark Maske | September 10, 2007; 11:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Everett to Remain Sedated in Intensive Care While Doctors Try to Determine Extent of Spine Injury

Kevin Everett, a reserve tight end for the Buffalo Bills, is to remain sedated in the intensive care unit of a Buffalo hospital for another day or two while his doctors try to determine the severity of the spinal cord injury that Everett suffered during Sunday's game against the...

 

By Mark Maske | September 10, 2007; 02:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Walker Trade Makes Sense for Both Bills, Bears

The Buffalo Bills solved a problem and the Chicago Bears filled a need with Sunday's trade of defensive tackle Darwin Walker from Buffalo to Chicago for a draft pick next spring. The Bills had obtained Walker in a March trade with the Philadelphia Eagles that sent linebacker Takeo Spikes...

 

By Mark Maske | July 30, 2007; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Losman Hurting as Bills Open Camp

The Buffalo Bills opened training camp with starting quarterback J.P. Losman sidelined. Losman is suffering from a strained lower back and team officials called his status day to day....

 

By Mark Maske | July 26, 2007; 01:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Remain Intriguing Team

Team-By-Team Offseason Roundup Buffalo Bills Players Released: Chris Villarrial, G Matt Bowen, S Tutan Reyes, G Free Agents Lost: Nate Clements, CB London Fletcher, LB Mike Gandy, T/G Traded: Willis McGahee, RB Takeo Spikes, LB Kelly Holcomb, QB Traded For: Darwin Walker, DT Free Agents Re-Signed: Anthony Thomas, RB...

 

By Mark Maske | May 8, 2007; 10:24 AM ET | Comments (1)

Bills Get M. Wright Off Waivers

The Buffalo Bills obtained defensive tackle Manny Wright by claiming him off waivers. Wright was released by the Miami Dolphins. His time with the Dolphins included a training camp incident in 2005 in which former coach Nick Saban reduced him to tears with a practice-field tirade....

 

By Mark Maske | May 3, 2007; 09:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chargers Re-Sign M. Turner But Still Could Trade Him

Tailback Michael Turner signed the one-year, $2.35 million contract that the San Diego Chargers had tendered to him in restricted free agency. Turner has drawn interest from the Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills and other teams, and it's possible that the Chargers will trade him this weekend. Turner signing his...

 

By Mark Maske | April 27, 2007; 09:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

M. Turner's Camp Not Optimistic About Trade

The agent for San Diego Chargers backup tailback Michael Turner is saying he doesn't think his client will be traded. Turner, who's stuck behind LaDainian Tomlinson in San Diego, has drawn interest from the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills. But agent Bus Cook told the Tennessean he's not counting...

 

By Mark Maske | April 17, 2007; 10:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bledsoe Retires

Quarterback Drew Bledsoe announced his retirement after 14 NFL seasons. Bledsoe, 35, lost the Dallas Cowboys' starting job to Tony Romo last season. The Cowboys released Bledsoe and signed Brad Johnson to replace him as Romo's backup. Bledsoe threw for 44,611 yards and 251 touchdowns for the New England...

 

By Mark Maske | April 12, 2007; 10:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Join Titans in M. Turner Chase

The Buffalo Bills are joining the Tennessee Titans in pursuit of tailback Michael Turner, a restricted free agent from the San Diego Chargers. Turner is scheduled to visit the Bills in the coming days. He visited the Titans earlier this week. The Chargers might trade Turner before the NFL...

 

By Mark Maske | April 5, 2007; 10:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Spikes Trade Completed

PHOENIX, Ariz.--The trade is done. It's been announced. The Buffalo Bills dealt linebacker Takeo Spikes and quarterback Kelly Holcomb to the Philadelphia Eagles for defensive tackle Darwin Walker and a 2008 draft choice....

 

By Mark Maske | March 26, 2007; 09:33 PM ET | Comments (2)

Eagles, Bills Close In On Spikes Trade

PHOENIX, Ariz.--The Buffalo Bills are close to trading linebacker Takeo Spikes and quarterback Kelly Holcomb to the Philadelphia Eagles for defensive tackle Darwin Walker and a 2008 draft pick, an NFL source said. Spikes would compete for a starting job in Philadelphia and Holcomb would give the Eagles a...

 

By Mark Maske | March 26, 2007; 09:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Talking to Bills About T. Spikes

PHOENIX, Ariz.--The Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills are discussing a trade that would send Bills linebacker Takeo Spikes to Philadelphia, an NFL source said. The Bills have been shopping Spikes in recent days and the Eagles are in need of a linebacker after trying but failing to land Dallas...

 

By Mark Maske | March 26, 2007; 09:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Re-Sign A. Thomas

Free agent tailback Anthony Thomas re-signed with the Buffalo Bills. Thomas was a two-time 1,000-yard rusher for the Chicago Bears before being relegated to backup status the last two seasons with the New Orleans Saints and the Bills. He ran for 378 yards for Buffalo this past season but...

 

By Mark Maske | March 12, 2007; 08:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ravens, Bills Agree to McGahee Trade

The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to trade a package of draft picks to the Buffalo Bills for tailback Willis McGahee, an NFL source said. The Ravens will trade third-round choices in each of the next two drafts along with a late-round selection this year, said the source, who spoke...

 

By Mark Maske | March 8, 2007; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Dillon Visit to Buffalo Another Sign that McGahee-to-Ravens Trade Could Be Near?

Free agent tailback Corey Dillon is scheduled to visit the Buffalo Bills today. The Bills already are looking for a replacement for Willis McGahee even before they trade him. They previously hosted free agents Dominic Rhodes and Chris Brown. It's thought the Bills are close to trading McGahee, probably...

 

By Mark Maske | March 8, 2007; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

J. Lewis to Browns, Ravens Zeroing In on McGahee

Tailback Jamal Lewis, released by the Baltimore Ravens last week, agreed to a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns and the Ravens seem intent on replacing him by trading for the Buffalo Bills' Willis McGahee. The Ravens released Lewis a week ago but indicated they were interested in re-signing...

 

By Mark Maske | March 7, 2007; 09:40 PM ET | Comments (1)

Bills Studying Possible Replacements for McGahee

The Buffalo Bills are shopping tailback Willis McGahee and have begun to look at possible replacements. Tailback Dominic Rhodes visited the Bills on Tuesday. Fellow free agent Chris Brown is scheduled to visit today. The New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens are among the teams that have expressed interest...

 

By Mark Maske | March 7, 2007; 10:36 AM ET | Comments (2)

Bills Get Guard Help by Signing Veteran J. Whittle

The Buffalo Bills signed guard Jason Whittle, a free agent last with the Minnesota Vikings, to a one-year, $760,000 contract that includes a $40,000 signing bonus. The signing comes a day after the Bills released guard Chris Villarrial....

 

By Mark Maske | March 2, 2007; 01:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Cut Villarrial, Bowen

The Buffalo Bills released guard Chris Villarrial and safety Matt Bowen. Bowen spent one season in Buffalo after a stint with the Washington Redskins. The Bills also re-signed reserve cornerback Jabari Greer to keep him from being a restricted free agent....

 

By Mark Maske | March 1, 2007; 05:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

McGahee to Giants?

The Buffalo Bills are said to be listening to trade offers for tailback Willis McGahee. The former first-round draft pick has one season remaining on his contract and the Bills might look to trade him this offseason and get something in return for him rather than lose him as...

 

By Mark Maske | February 26, 2007; 09:00 PM ET | Comments (2)

Bills Re-Sign Kelsay

The Buffalo Bills signed Chris Kelsay to a four-year contract extension today. He would after been eligible for unrestricted free agency. Kelsay ranked third on the team with his 5-1/2 sacks this past season....

 

By Mark Maske | February 26, 2007; 08:54 PM ET | Comments (2)

Bills Agree to Five-Year Extension with Kicker Lindell

The Buffalo Bills and kicker Rian Lindell agreed to a five-year contract extension. He would have been an unrestricted free agent this offseason....

 

By Mark Maske | December 27, 2006; 08:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Put Two on IR

The Buffalo Bills placed guard Chris Villarrial and tight end Ryan Neufeld on the injured reserve list. Villarrial has a damaged tendon in his ankle and Neufeld has a foot injury. Duke Preston takes over for Villarrial as the Bills' starter at right guard. Neufeld played mostly on special...

 

By Mark Maske | November 16, 2006; 04:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Rookie Whitner Facing Harassment Charge After Domestic Incident

Buffalo Bills rookie safety Donte Whitner is facing a harassment charge after being arrested over the weekend in a reported domestic dispute with his girlfriend. Whitner, a first-round draft pick in April, reportedly was arrested Saturday and released on his own recognizance. He has a court appearance scheduled for...

 

By Mark Maske | November 9, 2006; 09:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills to be Without McGahee, Reed Against Colts

The Buffalo Bills will be without Willie McGahee on Sunday at Indianapolis. The tailback suffered three broken ribs during last weekend's triumph over the Green Bay Packers. The initial indication was that McGahee had suffered only one broken rib. Coach Dick Jauron also announced that wide receiver Josh Reed...

 

By Mark Maske | November 8, 2006; 04:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

J. Reed Released from Hospital

Bills wide receiver Josh Reed was released from a Buffalo-area hospital Tuesday. Reed suffered a bruised kidney during Sunday's win over the Green Bay Packers and spent two nights in the hospital. The Bills have not indicated what his playing status is....

 

By Mark Maske | November 8, 2006; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

McGahee's Playing Status Unclear Because of Broken Rib

Buffalo tailback Willis McGahee suffered a broken rib during Sunday's victory over the Green Bay Packers, Bills Coach Dick Jauron announced today. Jauron said at a news conference that McGahee's playing status for this week wasn't clear yet. Also, Jauron said that wide receiver Josh Reed spent Sunday night...

 

By Mark Maske | November 6, 2006; 04:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Trade Hargrove to Bills

The St. Louis Rams traded defensive end Anthony Hargrove to the Buffalo Bills today for a fifth-round draft selection next spring. Hargrove was benched and fined for a recent unexcused absence from the Rams during preparations for a game. The NFL trading deadline is Tuesday....

 

By Mark Maske | October 16, 2006; 01:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Release T. Vincent Off IR List

The Buffalo Bills released veteran safety Troy Vincent off their injured reserve list. Vincent had asked to be released. He has recovered from a hamstring injury and now is free to sign with another team....

 

By Mark Maske | October 13, 2006; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (2)

Goodell's Revenue-Sharing Memo Eases Small-Market Concerns

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to each of the 32 teams Monday outlining the plan for increased revenue-sharing among the clubs that he foresees going into effect this season. The plan was approved by the franchise owners in March in conjunction with their new labor agreement with...

 

By Mark Maske | October 11, 2006; 01:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Rookie DT McCargo to Undergo Surgery for Broken Foot

Buffalo Bills rookie defensive tackle John McCargo, a first-round draft choice in April out of North Carolina State, suffered a broken foot during Sunday's defeat to the Chicago Bears. McCargo will have to undergo surgery and will be sidelined indefinitely....

 

By Mark Maske | October 9, 2006; 08:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Spikes Out of Bills' Lineup

The Buffalo Bills are playing without linebacker Takeo Spikes because of a pulled hamstring muscle....

 

By Mark Maske | September 17, 2006; 02:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Don't Know If Spikes Will Be Available

The Buffalo Bills are saying it will be a game-time decision whether they'll have linebacker Takeo Spikes in the lineup this weekend. Spikes didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday because of a slight hamstring pull....

 

By Mark Maske | September 15, 2006; 12:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Place T. Vincent on IR

The Buffalo Bills placed safety Troy Vincent on the injured reserve list today, ending his season. Vincent aggravated a hamstring injury during last weekend's loss to the New England Patriots. Rookie Ko Simpson probably moves into the starting lineup to replace Vincent. Linebacker Takeo Spikes missed the Bills' practice...

 

By Mark Maske | September 13, 2006; 03:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Losman Gets Starting Nod in Buffalo

Dick Jauron, the Buffalo Bills' first-year coach, named J.P. Losman the club's starting quarterback Tuesday. Jauron chose Losman over Kelly Holcomb and free-agent addition Craig Nall. Losman, a former first-round draft choice, entered last season as the Bills' starter as a second-year pro. Former coach Mike Mularkey and former...

 

By Mark Maske | August 30, 2006; 08:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Excuses, Excuses

Cornerback Champ Bailey and linebacker Al Wilson said they overslept at their homes--they weren't together--when they missed the 11:15 p.m. deadline for the Denver Broncos' players to report to their team hotel in Denver on Friday. Both were suspended by Coach Mike Shanahan from Saturday's exhibition game. Buffalo Bills...

 

By Mark Maske | August 22, 2006; 02:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Price Absent from Bills' Practice

Wide receiver Peerless Price, who doesn't have a catch in the Buffalo Bills' two preseason games, did not attend the team's practice today. The team described Price as absent, without further clarification. Price signed with the Bills as a free agent in the offseason. His career has been on...

 

By Mark Maske | August 20, 2006; 09:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Losman Leads Bills' QB Derby

J.P. Losman has pulled ahead of Kelly Holcomb and Craig Nall in the Buffalo Bills' starting-quarterback competition. Coach Dick Jauron told reporters late Monday that Losman had the lead based on his play in the club's opening preseason game....

 

By Mark Maske | August 15, 2006; 01:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Holcomb Gets Starting Nod for Bills' Preseason Opener

Coach Dick Jauron named Kelly Holcomb to start the Buffalo Bills' opening exhibition game over J.P. Losman. But Jauron indicated that, with the quarterbacks competing for the starting job, the decision was based on Holcomb's seniority and Losman probably will start the second preseason game. The third competitor in...

 

By Mark Maske | August 10, 2006; 11:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Release Former Starting LB

Buffalo released linebacker Jeff Posey today. Posey was a starter for the Bills the past three seasons but had lost his spot in the lineup to Angelo Crowell this summer....

 

By Mark Maske | August 7, 2006; 02:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Whitner Signing Leaves Only Two First-Rounders Still Negotiating

Only two first-round draft picks league-wide were left still unsigned when safety Donte Whitner signed with the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. He was the draft's eighth overall selection in April. Whitner joined the Bills on Saturday. The team had today off. He's scheduled to practice Monday. The Bills had...

 

By Mark Maske | August 6, 2006; 08:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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